Category Archives: Fitness

To run or race the Monte Sano 15K

This running thing is getting more and more fun. For now, I just consider these runs “events,” not necessarily races. The only person I am truly competing against at this point is myself. Take Saturday’s Monte Sano 15K, for instance. … Continue reading

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Life on the hill

Before we moved to our new home in June, I lived on a flat street. I ran on flat streets too. Sure, there were hills all around me, but I intentionally avoided them, the real ones, anyway. That is why … Continue reading

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Full, but fabulous

Most Saturdays at the Petersen house are limited to a single activity or two. After all, it’s our big day to clean, and if we are lucky, we can sneak in a nap. (We are rarely that lucky.) Today, however, … Continue reading

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A race worth running

Mentally, I am alert. Emotionally, I am elated. Spiritually, I am rich. Physically, I am drained. This mix of emotions follows the 2012 Lady’s Speed Stick Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville Saturday morning. I beat my 2011 Huntsville Half Marathon … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished: Tackling the 8-mile run

My training has remained steady as I work toward the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville next month. This despite a crazy summer that included moving my family to another home and then moving my mother from her Minneapolis apartment to … Continue reading

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Trigger-happy mom races into trouble

I really need to watch my trigger finger. The one that so quickly registered me for the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville two weeks ago. It was an impulse that struck after working the HudsonAlpha Double Helix Dash 5K Twilight … Continue reading

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